Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is saddened to announce that its 30-year-old polar bear, Aurora, has died after showing signs of deteriorating health over the past few months.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's zoo says a new elephant exhibit contributed to jumbo attendance this year, despite record rainfall.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is headed toward ending 2011 with more than 1.3 million visitors, for only the fourth time in history. Officials expect to show a 10 percent increase in attendance over last year.
The zoo's $25 million African Elephant Crossing exhibit opened in May and brought the big animals back after a two-year absence.
Several attendance records were set during the year including the busiest day ever, when nearly 25,000 people visited on June 13. The zoo also had its biggest June and biggest November on record, and the busiest Mother's Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Visitors were undaunted by Cleveland's more than 62 inches of rain this year.
While the loris may be cute, a study suggests online videos of the animal have people turning to illegal trade.
A grizzly bear brother and sister are ready to move from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to their new $7.7 million home at the Akron Zoo's Grizzly Ridge.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is welcoming a baby black howler monkey and a baby Reed titi monkey to their family.
The Cleveland Zoo has welcomed four new capybaras to its ever-growing family.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo plans to build a new attraction that will be fun for the whole family.
Five whimsical, colorful and majestic elephant sculptures from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's African Elephant Crossing exhibit are now on display at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Thousands of tiny tadpole travelers left Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for an 1,800-mile journey to Puerto Rico, part of the Zoo's contribution to the Puerto Rican crested toad Species Survival Plan.
The Akron Zoo has set a new all-time annual attendance record, surpassing its 2008 record on Nov. 30 by 107 visitors.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is getting ready to kick off three days of events to celebrate the Rainforest's 20th anniversary.